Thread: 535i oil top-up
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      11-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

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Originally Posted by Jon D View Post
Thanks for your responses.
I know I should trust the electronic level, but having had a transducer failure in my 535d, I'd feel more at ease with the back-up of a good old fashioned dipstick. Makes you wonder why the diesel engines, which hardly use any oil, have one, whereas the petrol units don't - logic dictates that it should be the other way around.
Similar feeling here, dip stick is instant and accurate. At least mine is showing full, after 2,300 miles, hope it stays that way.

I know if mine gradually dropped and was at showing half full, I'd definitely be tempted to add some oil. Even if it was just 1/4 litre to see how it changed.